W.89, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.89, Book of Hours, French (1380, Paris)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W89/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.89

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1375-1400

Language(s): French, Latin

Use: Paris

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: St. Catherine, St. Margaret in prayer before God, Isabelle of Coucy in prayer before the Virgin and Child, Conjoined arms of Isabelle de Coucy and Raoul II de Raineval in initial D, Arms of Raoul II de Raineval in initial D, Arms of Isabelle de Coucy in initial D, Raoul II de Raineval in initial D, Arms of Isabelle de Coucy in initial D, Arms of Raoul II de Raineval in initial D, Arms of Raoul II de Raineval in initial D, Arms of Isabelle de Coucy in initial C, Arms of Raoul II de Raineval in initial D

Text contents: Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Created c. 1380 to commemorate the wedding of Raoul II de Raineval (d. 1392) and Isabelle de Coucy (d. 1413). Contains illuminated heraldic initials with the arms of Coucy and Raineval at canonical divisions, and combined heraldry at Matins in the Hours of the Virgin highlighting the marriage. The bride is depicted in a donor portrait kneeling in front of the seated Virgin and Child in one of the prefatory miniatures (f. 3v) with Coucy’s heraldic shield.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Raoul II de Raineval

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound by Léon Gruel, Paris, late nineteenth or early twentieth century; red leather over possibly original wooden boards; possibly original sewing, sewn on five tawed (?) thongs; clasps are modern; fore-edge tabs contemporary with rebinding

Folio height (in centimeters): 11.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 8.3

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